Manhattan resident, Jose Pimentel, 27 suspected of plotting to bomb various targets in NYC arrested. Manhattan resident suspected of plotting to bomb various targets in NYC arrested. He is charged with conspiracy and weapons possession.
From leaked information this suspect is a “lone Wolf” Al Qaeda type terrorism. This suspect is NOT connected with the Occupy Movement based on early reports. The suspect was arrested yesterday in a foiled terror plot after an investigation that lasted nearly 2 1/2 years.
Targets are being reported as Political figures, Returning Soldiers from the Middle east and New York Police vehicles. Pimentel used a Jihadist website that had an article, “How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom”
This from CNN:
Authorities have arrested a man they claim was plotting to detonate pipe bombs, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday night.
The Manhattan man’s intended targets were U.S. military personnel who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as U.S. postal facilities and police stations.
The suspect allegedly learned how to make a pipe bomb after reading Inspire, the al Qaeda terrorist network’s English-language online propaganda, recruiting and training magazine, according to the source. He is believed to have been acting alone.
The suspect had been under surveillance since May 2009 and “made even some of his like-minded friends nervous,” New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters Sunday. (Source CNN)